The repairs, affecting over 140,000 cars, could cost Chevy upwards of $2 billion.
GM-owned car manufacturer Chevrolet has issued a nationwide recall for all of its Bolt electric vehicles after numerous reports of batteries catching fire spontaneously.
Over the weekend, General Motors announced the recall would affect all Bolt models spanning from 2017 to 2022.
“As part of GM’s commitment to safety, experts from GM and LG have identified the simultaneous presence of two rare manufacturing defects in the same battery cell as the root cause of battery fires in certain Chevrolet Bolt EVs,” the company announced.
The repairs, affecting over 140,000 cars, could cost Chevy upwards of $2 billion, and comes after 8 vehicles reportedly caught fire.
Squaring off with Tesla, the Bolt received praise when it hit the scene as one of Chevy’s first electric vehicles, receiving MotorTrend Magazine’s coveted 2017 Car of the Year, as well as appearing in Time Magazine’s list of 25 Best Inventions of 2016.
The mid-priced vehicle boasted long road trips of more than 200 miles on a single charge and tank of gas.
However, many Bolt owners have seen their green investments go up in flames.
After the costly recall, time will tell if General Motors will proceed with its reported plans to exclusively release only electric vehicles by 2035.